Fermata Town, a semi-professional a cappella group out of Boston is recording its first album, Hold That Thought. Help us make music!
Since its formation in 2009, Fermata Town has always had the goal of recording an album but until now, it was more of an idea rather than something attainable. Today, that goal is finally turning into a reality but we need your help to make it happen!
It all started this past December when we were named the 2011 A Cappella Armageddon Champions in a competition featuring 10 of the top collegiate and post-collegiate groups from all over New England. After the big win, everyone asked us where they could purchase our CD, but unfortunately, we have never recorded an album due to limited time and resources (not surprising considering the fact that we are a group of young working professionals). Fortunately, part of our first place prize from Armageddon was some time in the studio which inspired us to take the next steps in making our debut CD, Hold That Thought, possible.
Since winning the competition, we have focused our efforts on hiring highly skilled sound engineers and securing top of the line studio space so that we can professionally record our album. We have attended a cappella workshops to educate ourselves on the entire CD production process, we have put in hundreds of practice hours perfecting our music, and we are already beginning to record. We’re amped, and we invite you to follow the entire production process by checking out our website at fermatatown.com or by following our social media pages.
This summer, we’ve already blocked off several weekends to spend time in the recording studio to lay down tracks for Hold That Thought. We are so excited that this project is underway, but the bill is daunting. The cost adds up when you take into account that we have to pay our sound engineers for all of the editing, mixing and mastering in addition to the licensing and packaging costs that we will face at the end of the process. We should mention that our music directors, business manager and singers are not paid for their time. Everyone involved with the group is here voluntarily because we share a common bond in our love of the music. Still, we estimate a bill of $5,000 once all is said and done.
But that’s where you come in! With your help, we’ll be able to fully fund Hold That Thought. 100% of your generous donations will go directly towards the production of the CD so that we can have a finished product in your hands by the end of the calendar year. We’ll keep you up to date with the entire process on our website, www.fermatatown.com and share the final product with all of our supporters later this year at a CD release party for VIP backers.
We’re so excited to finally make this CD a reality and thank everyone in advance for their love and support of Fermata Town. We wouldn’t be where we are today without family, friends and fans like you.
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